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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

12 for the First 12

I thought it would be fun to look back on the first three months of 2014. It's hard to believe that one-fourth of this year is almost behind us. Sometimes I feel like I am dreaming for the days to fly by, but then when they are long gone, I wish I could get a few of the moments back.



 


Besides all the "what I wore" from January through March, I figured I would make a Top 12 list for my own personal gratification. Here goes. A milestone and memory countdown that came my way during the first part of 2014. 

1. Both of my girls' birthdays (my oldest has her's on Saturday, but technically it's still in March). How in the world do I already have a 6 and 9 year-old? These sweet babies are growing way too fast, but it has been a pure joy to watch them grow and become young ladies. I can't forget my dad, father-in-law, brother, uncle, aunt, brother-in-law in this birthday mix. January through March are glorious birthday months in my family.

2. I was featured in the April issue of People's Style Watch. One of the most surreal moments in my entire life. I plan to frame two copies; one for each of my girls. They can pass them onto my grand kids one day.

3. I started Invisalign. I am on my fifth tray. I can see a small difference, but nothing too life changing. Three months down, fifteen to go (hopefully less). 

4. I got denied for an iHeart Radio Country Music Fest press pass. I am still so bummed that I am going to miss out on this concert and show. All my faves are going to be a handshake away, but I just don't have it in me to try and find tickets at this point. I will just have to live vicariously through my friends and social media. I tried.

5. I am in CALIFORNIA!!! Hi!!! Wow, I can't wait to share my experience with Neutrogena with all of you soon. Having a glorious time and still trying to figure out how all this happened. 

6. Our sweet dog, Gus, came home from bird dog training. Those few weeks while he was away were brutal. I really wish all of you could meet this precious boy. I swear, he is the kindest, most gentle and loving dog I have ever met. Of course I am partial, but truly, he is a gem and one of my BFFs.

7. Girls trip to Dallas with my human BFFs. These girls rock my socks off and I don't know what I would do without them. Five girls. One hotel room. A night to remember. I just wish we could do it once a month and find a way to bring our other sidekicks back to Texas.

8. Facebook turned 10-years-old. Wow! Now I feel old. 

9. We actually had ice and a tad bit of snow in Austin which led to three days off from school. Just got word that none of these days will have to be made up! Holla! 

10. My youngest cut her hair for the second time. She decided that she needed bangs. I think she might have learned her lesson this time. Momma didn't think it was so cute and funny the second time around.

11. Grew thicker skin through ugly words written behind a computer screen.

12. I have met so many new friends and partners not only in real life, but through this crazy world we call blogging. I am so incredibly blessed and thankful. This little space is a true testament to hard work, dedication and persistence paying off. Things will happen. You just have to believe. 

P.S. Thank you so much for stopping by, reading and commenting while this week has been crazy for me. I apologize for being MIA on commenting and social media. I promise to be back in action when I get home. Your support means the world!! xoxo


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Shanna

42 comments:

Stesha said...

love the random list! You have had an eventful first quarter, and these photos are all amaze! You are definitely sticking to your signature colorful self and I LOVE it!!

xxS

Tea&Sequins said...

Love this outfit and life recap! I'm obsessed with your outfits from posts #5 and #9. It seems like overall you've had an awesome first 1/4 of the year. Can't wait to see more!

Kaitlin
www.teaandsequins.com

Erica Zar said...

If seems that 2014 is definitely your year! I enjoy following along and reading about all your successes! Your a beautiful person inside and out, and have amazing style!! Can't wait to see what the rest of the year holds for you!!

xo, Erica
Casually Styled

Alice Warren said...

How is it that 3 months have already gone by? 2014 has been a great year so far for you!

alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

MorganizewithMe said...

So fun to see the first quarter of the year highlighted and I love the list of 12 things! Enjoy your trip, excited to hear all about it!

Chelsea Oliver said...

Love all these colorful outfits! Some are my favorites of yours as well! And This list sounds like a fabulous year so far - cannot wait to hear all about this California adventure you're on!!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

What a great round-up of outfits beautiful Shanna/ You always look great. I always think you rock Pink, Denim Jackets/Vests & Polka Dots. I absolutely love the 2 Full Skirts (Red + Black) and you look gorgeous in all 3 of those Outfits. And I dig your handbag collection, jealous over here. How many do you own? LOL The Outfit I linked up today I could see you wearing it. ;-)

And I feel the same way about this year. Where did the first 3 months go by?

Susan Jeffries said...

I have much to say today - my favorite is the dress with cowboy boots, but all are amazing, you inspire me daily, the IHeart Radio people don't know what they are missing, happy bdays to your babies, and have a great time in Cali!! I hope to get some new skin care info when you return! I need it(: Blessings! Susan

Charnele Michel said...

So many great looks! 12 and 9 are my absolute favorite!

xo,
http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

LOVED looking back at all of your amazing looks!!!!!

Ashley said...

You've had an awesome first quarter, Shanna!! Have the best time in California...can't wait to hear more about it!

Camilla Mummysown said...

I know...where did the time go?? I have three boys and they are 10, 7 and 1 and my oldest got his first deodorant this week! I know, sounds weird, but to me that was a sign of time going too fast at the moment..
Love your posts and outfits! Such great inspiration! Take care xx

myrosecoloredshades.com said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing the recap.

Cynthia
http://myrosecoloredshades.com

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Have fun in Cali, cannot wait to hear more about your trip.

xo
PinkSole

Kellie said...

I ALWAYS love your Style! I saw you in the People In Style magazine...was so happy for you!!! Congrats!
Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

Kimberly said...

Love seeing all these outfits in one post - it's making me realize I need to embrace color more...you do such a good job of that! Can't wait to hear about your CA trip!! :)

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Johanna said...

I love this outfit recap. It's so fun to see all your styles and the colors that influenced you. More of these please! (I know it's a lotta work :)

Rebecca said...

Welcome to Los Angeles Shanna....hope you're having a blast! Yeah time is really whizzing us by....love all your looks for the 1st quarter of 2014!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Daily Express said...

I love year in review posts like this. My favorite so far is #2. And I can't even imagine how difficult it is for you to keep up on comments, social media, etc. Don't stress if you get behind. We know you have a good heart and no one can do it all ALL of the time!
Gina
On the Daily Express

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I've loved your IG shots, can't wait to hear all about California.

Great review post. Whenever I look back it makes me happy that I can see the good that came from anything bad. I like to see others do that too like you did here. Cheers friend!

Victoria Mason said...

Oh, I love this little look back! How time does fly! Plus, such great looks!! So excited for you in CA and what the rest of the year will bring for all of us.

My daughter cut bangs last weekend. Sigh...

L,
Vicky
themummychronicles.com

Shea Sayers said...

Wow, that is so awesome that you were featured in People Style Watch. You rock!! It sounds like the good has outweighed the bad so far this year. I hope you continue to have a fabulous 2014!

Lewis Lane said...

I so copied look 11 (or tried to lol) with a plaid top I got at Ross. That look is actually what made me buy the top.

The pics you posted on Instagram looks like you are having a great time in California. Have a blast!

Ginnie said...

I love the pops of hot pink in your outfits! Time moves too quickly, but it sounds like you are having a great year so far:)

TheTinyHeart said...

Outfit #4 really makes me want a pair of cowboy boots and #5 is so classic and sophisticated! Hope you're having an amazing time in Cali...can't wait to hear all about it!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
$520 Giveaway!

Ashley said...

You have such a cute style!!! I love all of these looks!!!

Xo Ash,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Rachel Lynne said...

Your experience in Cali looks so fun! Sounds like you have had an AMAZING year so far! :) Can't wait to hear more, and Happy Hump Day!

Amy said...

Wow--so much has happened already and you looked fabulous through each and every moment!!

xo Amy
www.urbanfrill.com

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I love this list. The CA trip is such a fabulous experience. I know you are having fun. No. 3 & 7 are my favorite looks, by the way.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Angela said...

Wow, I can't believe the first quarter of this year is almost over! Congrats on being featured in People Style Watch! That's so awesome! I have loved all of your outfits from this year! :)

Because of Jackie said...

1) So proud of you for being in People StyleWatch, that is amazing! 2) My nightmare is my little girl cutting her own hair, ugh. 3) Loving this post idea, mind if I copy (with you sourced, of course!) Hope you are having a BLAST in Cali!

Sandy a la Mode said...

you've accomplished so much in just this year already, you go girl! :)

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Helene in Between said...

i love this idea of looking back over the blog!! and you always looked stunning :)

Kellyann Rohr said...

Just wanted to say I think you are fabulous!

Sarah Tucker said...

I just adore you :)

Ashleigh said...

I wish you had gotten that festival pass! You'd have been a great fashion consultant. Try and win radio tickets, you know they will be giving them away!
I love the floral dress/denim jacket /cowboy boots outfit best of all. You wore your denim jacket A LOT!
Got your money's worth!
-ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Steph Anie said...

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Kayla MKOY said...

Oh Shanna, you are absolutely blessed! I'm so happy for you and this awesome experience for you in Cali right now!!! You deserve it! :) love the idea of looking back on the past few months. So fun! PS- you're on my blog today ;)

Love Playing Dressup said...

Loved reading the mini updates and your gorgeous looks from the past few months.
congrats on the peoples' feature :)

-Neha
www.loveplayingdressup.com

Caroline said...

Looking AMAZING, lady! Time really starts to fly by when you start appreciating life more and more... crazy :) Hope you're still having a blast in California... I just got back here, and I don't ever want to leave again.

OccasionallyAJ said...

I cannot believe April 1 is TOMORROW! so crazy. Love the outfit recap, these are some of my favs!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

You have had quite the eventful year so far!! I need to find April's People Style Watch! That is so cool!!!

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